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SafariBerg 10-21-2012 06:31 PM

2012 Merzouga Rally
 
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The 2012 Merzouga Rally kicks off in 10 days time

http://www.merzougarally.com/?page_id=4029&lang=en

https://www.facebook.com/#!/merzouga.rally?fref=ts

This rally is growing very popular with the French and Italian competitors, this year ther are 79 motos & quads and 18 SXS..............no autos or trucks, the race doesnt cater for them.

There is a mix of nations with competitiors from France, Italy, Poland, UK, Australia, Canada (Patrick Trahan), Swiss, Spain, Chile, USA, Portugal, Morocco, Venezula

A few Dakar names will be there

Chaleco Lopez
Jordi Viladoms
Alessandro Botturi
Chkzor Jaceck
Pedro Bianchi Prata

and Willy Alcaraz who won the SXS & solo auto categorys at this year's Dakar

Also Ben Grabham, Australia's top desert / rally racer, will be using it to get some bike time in Dakar style terrain and using the GPS/Irritrack/Sentinal systems etc before 2013 Dakar :deal

http://www.merzougarally.com/wp-cont...ygonski900.jpg


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youtube vids of 2011 event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTZtn9hYWkg

SafariBerg 10-28-2012 04:21 AM

Entry list
 
Entry list here

http://www.merzougarally.com/wp-cont...LIST-MOTO1.pdf

Seems as if Chaleco has dropped out, but rest of the Bordone team is there

Gian 10-28-2012 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SafariBerg (Post 19916069)
Entry list here

http://www.merzougarally.com/wp-cont...LIST-MOTO1.pdf

Seems as if Chaleco has dropped out, but rest of the Bordone team is there

yep, and with Paolo Ceci and Renato Ferrari (yes the F of the BF team) in charge too:D

curious to see what Maurizio Micheluz will do, he is one of Italian's stronger Enduro rider:deal

dashmoto 10-28-2012 08:31 AM

The Brit Contingent...
 
#38 Robert Hughes and #45 Mark Molineux are the guys who run the UK rally series. They're on Husky TE630s they've been racing in the UK all year, with a lot of self-developed upgrades...

http://rallymoto.co.uk/attachment.ph...2&d=1351247787

'Moly' was British Enduro champion some time in the '80s, and more recently has been rallying a BMW HP2 in the UK before switching to the Husky over last winter. The only person to beat him in the twins class was some upstart calling himself 'Pyndon' in 2011.

#56 Phil Page, from Guernsey, also races in the UK series. After a while on a RallyRaidProducts kitted 690, he's recently switched to a JVO WR450.

http://rallymoto.co.uk/attachment.ph...4&d=1348572133

Gian 10-28-2012 01:59 PM

I was actually wondering about the TE630 Rally... it looks a bit heavy on the front side maybe? How many kilos overall? Here in Italy has not been really appreciated, never seen one with my eyes. Everybody say the 610 was much better especially offroad. :evil

Stagehand 10-28-2012 05:35 PM

:lurk

SafariBerg 10-29-2012 05:10 PM

perfect rally weather :evil



<TABLE class="weather distance"><THEAD><TR><TD></TD><TH>Tuesday
30-10
</TH><TH>Wednesday
31-10
</TH><TH>Thursday
1-11
</TH><TH>Friday
2-11
</TH><TH>Saturday
3-11
</TH><TH>Sunday
4-11
</TH><TH>Monday
5-11
</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR><TH>Min</TH><TD>13 C </TD><TD>15 C </TD><TD>17 C </TD><TD>16 C </TD><TD>16 C </TD><TD>16 C </TD><TD>15 C </TD></TR><TR><TH>Max</TH><TD>22 C </TD><TD>26 C </TD><TD>28 C </TD><TD>28 C </TD><TD>28 C </TD><TD>28 C </TD><TD>27 C </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE class="weather distance"><THEAD><TR><TD></TD><TH>Tuesday
6-11
</TH><TH>Wednesday
7-11
</TH><TH>Thursday
8-11
</TH><TH>Friday
9-11
</TH><TH>Saturday
10-11
</TH><TH>Sunday
11-11
</TH><TH>Monday
12-11
</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR><TH>Min</TH><TD>13 C </TD><TD>12 C </TD><TD>12 C </TD><TD>11 C </TD><TD>11 C </TD><TD>11 C </TD><TD>11 C </TD></TR><TR><TH>Max</TH><TD>26 C </TD><TD>24 C </TD><TD>22 C </TD><TD>21 C </TD><TD>21 C </TD><TD>22 C </TD><TD>23 C </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

SafariBerg 10-29-2012 05:12 PM

Aussie updates
 
There will be regular updates here

for Grabbo

https://www.facebook.com/garry.conne...bham.5?fref=ts

for Gaz & Gazza

https://www.facebook.com/G2RallyeRacing?ref=hl

tehdutchie 11-01-2012 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SafariBerg (Post 19927449)


Sweet!! Cant wait!!

Stagehand 11-01-2012 05:18 PM

Brett and Glen are in:


https://www.facebook.com/Rallyerider?fref=ts

SafariBerg 11-04-2012 02:16 PM

Prologue's done & dusted,

Grabbo has taken the holeshot over the 12km stage that saw some tricky nav with lots of tracks and hidden waypoints, so he leads out first on the road for tomorrow's stage.

In his first rally with GPS and Sahara dunes he is easing into and adapting well so far :evil

wrk2surf 11-04-2012 05:08 PM

Go Ben!
 
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Look at Gio Sala.. would be around tenth if in the top class..

too old 11-04-2012 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SafariBerg (Post 19969000)
Prologue's done & dusted,

Grabbo has taken the holeshot over the 12km stage that saw some tricky nav with lots of tracks and hidden waypoints, so he leads out first on the road for tomorrow's stage.

In his first rally with GPS and Sahara dunes he is easing into and adapting well so far :evil

I suspect Ben is a quick learner, or he will have to be starting first.
Do you think he may have been caught out with the standard prologue antics?:evil

CPWSAFARI 11-04-2012 09:10 PM

He is a racer and would have done what is required. As there is nobody of significance there he might as well learn the hard way and lead out and see if he can maintain the pace and open the road.

tehdutchie 11-05-2012 01:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpwsafari (Post 19971711)
he is a racer and would have done what is required. As there is nobody of significance there he might as well learn the hard way and lead out and see if he can maintain the pace and open the road.

+1


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